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Miss Lisa Tompson
4.03
35 Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9EZ
Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • Dept of Security and Crime Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Lisa graduated from Keele University with a BA(Hons) in Sociology and Criminology before becoming a police Crime Analyst. She then went on to complete an MSc. and Ph.D. in Security and Crime Science, with her research focusing on spatio-temporal patterns in street crime.

Since joining the Department of Security and Crime Science in 2006, Lisa has been involved in a broad portfolio of work relating to problem-solving, geographical crime analysis and evidence-based policing. She has recently worked on research that underpins the UK’s What Works Centre for Crime Reduction, for which she and the team won a Chief Constable’s commendation in 2015.

Research Summary

Lisa's research focuses on geographical and temporal crime analysis techniques, and how these can be used to best effect in a problem-solving environment.  She has been involved in many projects which work directly with police and community safety practitioners, and has co-authored strategic analytic documents and guidance documents which capture the knowledge generated through these activities.  

Lisa has worked on projects funded by ESRC, EPSRC, the Environment Agency, Government Offices, the Home Office, DEFRA, and Community Safety Partnerships.  Her most recent projects underpins the UK’s What Works Centre for Crime Reduction, for which she and the team won a Chief Constable’s commendation in 2015. She has published numerous papers in high impact journals such as Experimental Criminology, Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

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Teaching Summary

Lisa convenes the Crime and Society and Crime Mapping modules on the BSc. Security and Crime Science.  She also guest lectures on several other postgraduate modules offered by the Department of Security and Crime Science.  


 

Academic Background
2002 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Sociology and Criminology Keele University
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